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Sports briefs: Jan. 13, 2015

Sports briefs: Jan. 13, 2015

Fatbike funfest this weekend NW Fatbike hosts its third annual winter meet-up in the Methow Valley this weekend (Jan. 16–17). Participants will gather at Methow Cycle & Sport in Winthrop at 8 a.m. on Saturday to organize car pools to the Pearrygin Lake area trails for a large group ride. This is an all ages/ability group...
Methow Valley biathletes headed for international competition

Methow Valley biathletes headed for international competition

Waichler, Nielsen qualify for U.S. teams Two Methow Valley biathletes — both students at Liberty Bell High School — qualified for international competition at last week’s Junior and Youth World Trials in Anchorage, Alaska. Senior Claire Waichler was selected for the World Youth and Junior Championship team, and her travel and expenses for the event in Chelei Grandestei, Romania,...
Nordic team members compete at venues in Washington, Oregon and Michigan

Nordic team members compete at venues in Washington, Oregon and Michigan

The Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) wrapped up the holidays with a flurry of races, beginning with the Ski Rodeo on Dec. 30 over the Sean McCabe Trail at Liberty Bell High School under bright blue skies. Nearly 100 racers competed in a variety of races. Highlights included: • Emil Schkrohowsky, Malloch DeSalvo and Ale’a...
Mountain Lions drop title game to Eatonville at Cascade Tournament

Mountain Lions drop title game to Eatonville at Cascade Tournament

The Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ basketball team was able to overcome a slow start in the opening game of the Cascade Tournament on Dec. 28 for a 45-38 win over Cascade, but fell behind Eatonville early in the championship game on Dec. 29 and lost 63-46. Eatonville jumped to a 16-4 lead …
Lady Lions fall to Cle Elum, 51-25, at Cascade Tourney

Lady Lions fall to Cle Elum, 51-25, at Cascade Tourney

After an impressive win in the first game of the Cascade Tournament on Dec. 28, the Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ basketball team was overwhelmed by Cle Elum in the championship game on Dec. 29. The Lady Lions opened the tournament with a 45-32 win over Cascade in their best game of the season. But...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Meritt Fink

Mountain Lion of the Week: Meritt Fink

This week we are recognizing Liberty Bell High School wrestler Meritt Fink as 2016’s first Mountain Lion of the Week. Meritt is both an outstanding student-athlete, and an outstanding person and friend. Meritt’s classmates describe him as honest and someone who speaks his mind courageously. They also said, “He’s someone that is always willing to...

Sports briefs: Jan. 6, 2016

Wrestlers host three-way meet; take on alums With nearly half the team dealing with injuries or illnesses, the Liberty Bell High School wrestling squad did not participate in the Schmunk Invite at Warden last weekend, coach Gunnar Doggett said this week. At the Royal Christmas Tourney on Dec. 29, Jacob McMillan took first place and...
Lady Lions ring up first win of season at Cascade Tournament

Lady Lions ring up first win of season at Cascade Tournament

The Liberty Bell High School girls’ varsity basketball team earned its first win of the season on Monday (Dec. 28) with a solid all-round game against Class A school Cascade, coming away with a 45-32 victory in the opening round of the Cascade Tournament. The Lady Lions were scheduled to play Cle Elum, another Class A...
Liberty Bell boys prevail over Cascade, 45-38, play for tournament title

Liberty Bell boys prevail over Cascade, 45-38, play for tournament title

The Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ basketball team overcame a slow start and returned to its winning ways with a first-round, 45-38 victory over Cascade on Monday (Jan. 28) at the Cascade Tournament. The Mountain Lions were scheduled to play Eatonville on Tuesday (Dec. 29) for the tournament championship.
Sports briefs: Dec. 30, 2015

Sports briefs: Dec. 30, 2015

Mountain Lions in action Liberty Bell High School sports activities coming up: Next Wednesday (Jan. 6), Liberty Bell will host Cashmere and Pateros in a three-way meet that begins at 6 p.m. The boys and girls varsity basketball teams will play at Bridgeport on Tuesday (Jan. 5). Liberty Bell will host Okanogan on Jan. 8...